Monte Conner

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Monte Conner
Origin USA
Genres Hard rock/Metal
Labels None

Monte Conner is former a Senior Vice President of A&R for Roadrunner Records. He started at Roadrunner in December 1987. He has worked with numerous bands including, Slipknot,[1] Trivium and King Diamond.

The bands he has signed, in alphabetical order, are: Amen, Annihilator, Artillery, Atrocity, Atrophy, Believer, Biohazard, Both Worlds, Brujeria, Buzzov-en, Jerry Cantrell, Keith Caputo, Cavalera Conspiracy, Chimaira, CKY, Coal Chamber, Cynic, Dååth, Death, Deicide, Defiance, DevilDriver, Dirty Americans, Disincarnate, Dommin, Downthesun, Earth Crisis, Exhorder, Fear Factory, Floodgate, Glassjaw, Gojira, Gorguts, Gruntruck, Heathen, Immolation, Kinetic Dissent, Last Crack, Leadfoot, Life Of Agony, Machine Head, Malevolent Creation, Murderdolls, Nailbomb, Obituary, Optimum Wound Profile, Pestilence, Porcupine Tree, Powersurge, Realm, Revoker, Rush, Sadus, Sanctity, Sepultura, Shank 456, Skin Chamber, Slipknot, Solitude Aeturnus, Sorrow, Soulfly, Spineshank, Star Star, Stone Sour, Storm Corrosion, Suffocation, Taking Dawn, 36 Crazyfists, Times Of Grace, To My Surprise, Toyshop, Treponem Pal, Trivium, Type O Negative, Wednesday 13, Willard, The Workhorse Movement[2]

In addition, Conner initiated the following licensing deals for Roadrunner outside of North America: Acid Bath, Divine Heresy, Hatebreed, Heaven & Hell, Glen Hughes, Karma To Burn, Periphery, Queens Of The Stone Age, Satyricon, Sevendust, Shadows Fall

He also brought in the following label deals to Roadrunner outside of North America: Energy Records, Ferret Records, Soundfront Records, Trustkill Records

His licensed catalogue records include the following bands for Roadrunner U.S.: Angelwitch, Budgie, Destruction, Entombed, Hitmann, Gary Moore, Motorhead, Raven, Razor, Saint Vitus, Sodom, Uriah Heep

Conner conceived of and oversaw the Roadrunner United album and live DVD, compiled the MTV2 Headbanger’s Ball CD series and various compilations and soundtracks, oversees all Roadrunner’s catalogue reissues and remasters, A&R’s Dream Theater, Killswitch Engage, Korn, Nightwish and Opeth, as well as assists with various Loud & Proud imprint projects including Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rob Zombie.

Past artists Conner has also A&R’ed but did not sign include: Chastain, Front Line Assembly, Holy Terror, The Great Kat, King Diamond, Shelter, Toxik, Whiplash.

Monte co-hosts a bi-annual radio show, Graybeard Roots, on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio.

Connor left Roadrunner on August 2, 2012, after much turnover at the label.


  1. Trivium - The Crusade
  2. Stone Sour - Come What(ever)May
  3. Jerry Cantrell - Degradation Trip
  4. King Diamond - Abigail
  5. Fear Factory - Demanufacture
  6. Slipknot - 9.0 Live
  7. Slipknot - Vol 3. The Subliminal Verses
  8. Stone Sour
  9. Slipknot - Iowa
  10. Slipknot
  11. Trivium - Ascendancy
  12. Resident Evil Soundtrack
  13. Resident Evil Apocalypse Soundtrack
  14. Mercyful Fate - Mellisa 25th Anniversary Re-Issue
  15. Devildriver
  16. Devildriver - The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
  17. The Best of Fear Factory
  18. The Best of Type O Negative
  19. Headbangers Ball
  20. Headbangers Ball Volume 2
  21. Headbangers Ball:The Revenge
  22. Soulfly - The Dark Ages
  23. Roadrunner United
  24. Cynic-Focus
  25. Deicide-The Best of
  26. Type O Negative - Life is Killing me
  27. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
  28. Freddy Vs. Jason Soundtrack
  29. 36 Crazyfists - A Snow Capped Romance
  30. 36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside The Flames
  31. Coal Chamber - The Best of
  32. Mad Ball - The Best of
  33. Chimaira - The Impossibility of Reason
  34. Sepultura - Roots
  35. 36 Crazyfists - Bitterness The Star
  36. Wednesday 13 - Transylvania 90210: Songs of Death, Dying, And the Dead
  37. The End Complete/World Demise-Obituary
  38. Acidation - The Ivy
  39. Acidation - The Lake Of Sorrow
  40. Acidation - A Portal to the Past(Best Of Box Set)
  41. Stone Sour- Stone Sour
  42. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings


  1. ^ "Roadrunner Record's Monte Conner speaks about signing Slipknot". The Gauntlet. November 6, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Monte Conner SignMeTo biography". SignMeTo. January 12, 2012. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 

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